• Experience our 8-day tour and explore Russia with your family.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking “Flight over Russia” VR tour.  
  • Spread the roles among family members in a riveting scavenger hunt.
  • Immerse into Russian culinary traditions and taste genuine cosmonaut food.
  • Discover ancient, communist and contemporary Russia.
  • Walk the streets together and feel the vibes of these grand cities.
  • Get to know local people and traditions and share your emotions with us!

Accommodations

Centrally located boutique hotels

Included

Museum entrance fees

Highly-educated expert guides

7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners, daily bottled water

photo session in Tsar’s dress, Flight Over Russia VR tour, quest in the Peter and Paul Fortress, culinary class

High-speed train from Moscow to St. Petersburg (business class)

All on-tour transportation on modern air-conditioned motor coach including arrival and departure transfers 

Luggage handling in/out

Visa support, registration fees

Not included

Air tickets

Visa processing

Gratuities

Evening performances

Additional information

OccupancyDouble (shared hotel room, per person), Single (individual hotel room, per person)
Number of guests in the party1 guest, 2 guests, 3 guests, 4 guests
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Day 1: Welcome to Russia

Arrival in Moscow. You will be met, greeted, and escorted to your hotel.

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Day 2: Ancient Russia Discovery

Today enter the Kremlin – one of the largest fortresses in the world.  Step onto Red Square to admire the colorful domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral and then see famous landmarks including the Savior Tower, the State Historical Museum and Lenin’s mausoleum.  Red Square was originally a simple marketplace with wooden buildings and throughout the years eventually replaced by a permanent structure, the magnificent GUM department store.

Soon you’ll reach Kolomenskoye Estate.  It is the oldest settlement to be found on the grounds of present-day Moscow.  Visit the reconstructed wooden Tsar’s Palace, dress like a Tsar and enjoy taking photos in the ancient interiors of the Palace.

In the evening, enjoy a dinner a la Russe, and soak up the unique atmosphere of downtown Moscow.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 3: Back in USSR

Take a Metro ride to explore the grandeur of Moscow’s most impressive stations that were originally built for the enjoyment of the people that used the Metro daily.  Then get your cameras ready and explore the recently declassified Bunker of the Cold War located in the very center of Moscow at a depth of 43 meters.  Open the blast doors, set the bunker ventilation in motion, try the communication system, use dosimeters, and put on a gas mask to totally feel immersed into this historical site. 

Next visit Ostankino TV tower – one of the tallest buildings in Moscow.  Plan to have lunch here while enjoying the most brilliant panoramic view of the city or just stop for coffee.  Then visit the Museum of Cosmonautics as it contains a wide variety of Soviet and Russian space-related exhibits and models.  Here you will see a Space capsule used by Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet moon rover, spacesuits, and many more artifacts. If you are still hungry stop for experiencing something unusual. Try eating some genuine cosmonaut food. Your next stop is taking a walk in VDNH Park which was built during the Soviet Era and now a favorite place for rest and entertainment.  This area is like a small town within a large city with its own avenues, fountains, and palaces.  This park is like time machine as you will feel you are back in USSR, but with a contemporary touch.  Amazing!

Meals: Breakfast

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Day 4: Contemporary Moscow

After breakfast, walk to the new urban Zaryadye Park located next to the Kremlin for year around fun.  Admire and walk on the “Soaring Bridge” one of the main attractions and see breathtaking views of the Kremlin from this unique bridge over the Moscow River.  Enjoy the breathtaking Flight Over Russia VR tour within the park!  Then take a river cruise to view the city from the water.  Afternoons are free to explore on your own and visit the wonderful restaurants and shops.

Meals: Breakfast

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Day 5: Rail to St. Petersburg

After breakfast have some free time before check out. Then you will be transferred to Leningradsky railway station to board the rapid train Sapsan to St. Petersburg. You will be offered meals onboard.

Upon arrival, you will check in to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Day 6: The City of the Tsars and Revolutions

After a leisurely breakfast, view the Palace Square and take in the spectacular panorama of the General Staff Building, Alexander Column, and the

 Hermitage. A highlight of your stay is a guided visit to the famous Hermitage Museum with its hundreds of artistic masterpieces including works by Renoir, Da Vinci, and Matisse.

After lunch continue the tour of this most magnificent northern capital of Russia, St Petersburg.  View the Bronze Horseman, a statue of Peter the Great and the splendid view of the city from the Spit of Vasilievsky Island.  Visit the oldest part of the city – Peter and Paul Fortress where the town of Peter started in 1703.  Join in the fun by taking riveting quests as the whole family answers questions and finds the “buried treasures of the Tsars”.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Day 7: Peterhof fountains and Canal Cruise

This morning you will enjoy an unforgettable tour of the Peterhof Palace and Park and its most famous “Grand Cascade”.  It is beautiful in the summertime with 64 different fountains, numerous bronze statues, bas-reliefs, and other decorations.  After lunch upon returning to St. Petersburg you will enjoy the Canal Cruise.  Viewing the city from the water gives you an entirely different perspective of this magnificent city.

Explore the man-made New Holland island.  It received its name from the Dutch look of its barracks and the Dutch builders who constructed it.  The history of New Holland dates to the time when Peter the Great founded St. Petersburg and is closely connected with the foundation of the Russian fleet.  Now it is one of the main recreation areas associated with the city such as Gorky Park is in Moscow.  Visit multiple shops and creative studios located in the building of the former naval prison “The Bottle”.  Enjoy a cup of coffee in numerous small cafes, take a look around the park and see its diverse attractions, or visit exhibitions currently held in the Pavilion.

This evening take part in the culinary class followed by Russian style dinner. Bring home a treasure trove of memories, and of course – the recipes you learn.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 8: Return Home

Departure transfer for your onward flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Private Journey Travel Any Day

$4,500 per person in double room

Single supplement $950

*10% reduction for children 3-10 years

** children under 3 years old are free of charge

Friends & Family Discount – Travel as a group of 3 or more and save $50-$100 per person

 

Important notes:

* Strelka Travel reserves the right to alter the sequence of activities or replace an activity that becomes unavailable for a comparable one.

** Please note that the rates are not valid during the International Economic Forum and UEFA Euro 2020 in St. Petersburg.

 

Payment Conditions:
Deposit: 10% of the price 
Final Payment: 90 days prior to departure

*Payment with MasterCard or Visa +3%, American Express +4% to the prices

Cancellation Fees: 
91 days prior to departure or more: 10% of the price 
90-61 days prior to departure: 20% of the price
60-31 days prior to departure: 50% of the price
30 days prior to departure or less: 100% of the price

 

  • Centrally located boutique hotels (Akvarel & DOM or similar)

    4 nights in Moscow at the boutique hotel Akvarel

    Akvarel hotel is located in the very heart of Moscow in the trendy Stoleshnikov lane. It features 24 comfortable rooms, whose interiors showcase modern luxury, functionality, and a high-quality finish. In rooms: special soundproofing, high-speed Wi-Fi-connection, USB-ports and X channels of satellite TV. Everything is chosen to create an atmosphere where you can relax and recharge before your activities in Moscow.

     

    3 nights in St. Petersburg at the boutique hotel DOM  

    Located in a beautiful 19th-century mansion in the historic area between the embankment of the Fontanka river and the diplomatic district, this boutique hotel is perfectly placed for those who wish to savor the architectural beauty and the artistic treasures of St Petersburg. The masters of the British architectural Project Orange bureau married classic English style with contemporary eclecticism in the interior rooms. In each room, you’ll find velvety textiles of the highest quality, artfully aged mirrors, charmingly and strictly designed black bathrooms with gold plated fittings.